Free Business Recycling Seminar April 27

Posted on April 12, 2021 By

Remember to sign up for the free webinar Recycling Resources for Your Business. The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting this informative webinar Tuesday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in collaboration with the Ocean County Dept of Solid Waste Management and sponsored by N.J. Natural Gas (NJNG).

DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe said, “Each of us can have a significant impact on the environment and the quality of life in New Jersey by simply by recycling every day. Recycling helps keep our communities clean, generates revenue and jobs, and lessens the amount of trash going to landfills.”

Tanara Hall and Sandra Blain-Snow, environmental professionals at the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management, will present such topics as Why recycle? — N.J. Statewide Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act, How Does Recycling Work? The Benefits of Recycling for Businesses, Recycling and Community, Common Mistakes from Customers and Business Owners, Recycling Signage, Free Resources, and Green Programs.

To register or for more information, go to https://www.mylakewoodchamber.com/events.

About the Speakers: Tanara Hall works at the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management as an environmental specialist. Her areas of expertise include environmental management, solid waste, education and outreach, sustainable communities, and zero waste. She is a member of the Ocean County Sustainability Hub and the Island Heights Environmental Committee.

Sandra Blain-Snow works for the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management where she helps implement the County’s Solid Waste Management Plan through public outreach and education on recycling and composting. A Master Composter volunteer since 2001, she has been the program’s instructor since 2006.

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You Can Have It All at the Jewelry Design Lab! New Store Opening This April

Posted on April 2, 2021 By

Looking to repair some jewelry, interested in buying unique gifts and jewelry, need an appraisal, looking for an engagement ring, want to create a special jewelry design? The Jewelry Design Lab, 1630 Stelton Road, Suite 206, Piscataway, N.J., offers it all and more!

Join gemologist, jeweler, and jewelry designer Sagar Bhalla for the official opening of his new showroom – the Jewelry Design Lab – Thursday, April 22 -30, from Noon to 7:00 p.m.

Members from the Middlesex County Regional Chamber, its president Lina Llona; Jennifer Apostol, director of MCFOODS; and Piscataway Mayor Brian Wahler, among others will welcome Bhalla and the Jewelry Design Lab to the community at 11:30 a.m. on April 23. Bhalla will donate a percentage of every sale to MCFOODS, the Middlesex County Food Bank, East Brunswick. Light refreshments will be served and discounts will be available for the opening days.

Bhalla, born in India and raised in Edison, N.J., was ten years-old and the fifth generation in his family to work in this field when he first began learning the craft from his dad. A product of the Edison school system, Bhalla attended Middlesex County College before graduating from GIA (Gemological Institute of America), California and New York, with a graduate gemologist diploma, and graduate diplomas in colored stones and diamonds. He also earned his jewelry design & technology, and graduate jeweler degrees there.

Before opening the Jewelry Design Lab, Bhalla worked as a jewelry authenticator for TheREALREAL, where he examined and authenticated jewelry made by Tiffany’s, Cartier, Harry Winston, and Mikimoto, among others.

The Jewelry Design Lab specializes in sales, jewelry design and customization, repairs and cleaning, diamonds and gemstones, and all gemological services. Feel free to visit the showroom Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Bhalla is a life member and GIA alumnus since 2013. He is a life member of the Asian Indian Chambers of Commerce and a member of the Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about The Jewelry Design Lab, contact Sagar Bhalla at 732-253-0777 or visit jewelerlab.com.

MCFOODS, a Food Bank, 28 Kennedy Blvd., East Brunswick, was created by the Middlesex County Board of Chosen Freeholders in 1994 to provide food and other basic necessities to Middlesex County residents in need. Today, the regional food bank is operated through the Middlesex County and services a network of more than more than 140 food pantries, soup kitchens, and social service agencies. Additionally, MCFOODS supplies these registered members with networking opportunities, resource-sharing tools, and nutritional guidelines for clients.

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Eat and Smashburger and Help the Strand Theater!

Posted on April 1, 2021 By

The Board of the Stand Theater is excited about its fundraiser with Smashburger, 1060 Cedar Bridge Ave., Brick, on Thurs., April 15 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Smashburger is donating 20 percent of sales from Takeout & Pick up orders to The Strand Theater!
Call 732 475 7892 & say you are with The Strand Theater before placing your order.
R.S.V.P. and all details: www.groupraise.com/events/ 185509. This is eating for a good cause!

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Biannual JSAHR Legal Seminar Via ZOOM April 8

Posted on March 24, 2021 By

The Jersey Shore Association for Human Resources (JSAHR) is hosting a half-day legal interactive ZOOM seminar sponsored and presented by the employment law firm of Jackson Lewis that will cover COVID-19 related business issues that impact businesses, organizations, and human resource professionals.

The seminar led by attorneys Luke Breslin, Richard Cino, Noorin Hamid, and Amanda Miller is Thursday, April 8, 2021 8:45 a.m. to Noon. The presentation will include such topics as an update on COVID-19 related litigation in New Jersey; important provisions in the American Rescue Plan impacting employers; issues pertaining to COVID-19 vaccinations, including establishing Point-of-Dispensing (POD), mandating vs. recommending vaccines, etc., employee leaves, and employee discipline; the EEOC’s Revised Enforcement Guidance on Religious Discrimination; discussion regarding proposed amendments to the N.J. Law Against Discrimination; and obligations for federal contractors, including discussion regarding Affirmative Action Plans. A question and answer session is included.

The registration fee of $20 for JSAHR members; $30 for non-members; and free for students and those in-transition must be paid before April 7. Register online at jsahr.shrm.org/events or email Christine Higgins at admin@jsahr.org or call JSAHR at 732-701-7155. Prepaid registrants will receive a Zoom link on April 7.

This program is pending approval for 3.0 SHRM PDC (Professional Development Credits) recertification credit and 3.0 HRCI (Human Resource Certification Institute) General recertification credit.

About the Jackson Lewis Speakers: Luke P. Breslin is an Associate in the Monmouth County offices. He represents employers in workplace law matters in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New Jersey Division of Civil Rights. Richard J. Cino is the Office Managing Principal of Berkeley Heights and Monmouth County offices. He is also co-leader of the Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations practice group. Noorin Hamid is an Associate in the Monmouth office. She represents employers in all areas of labor and employment related matters, with a focus on handling employment litigation matters and offering preventative counseling. Amanda Miller is an Associate in Berkeley Heights, N.J. She focuses her practice on employment litigation, workplace training, and employment counseling.

About Jackson Lewis, P.C.: Jackson Lewis P.C. is among the largest firms in the country dedicated to representing management in labor, employment and benefits law, and related litigation. With 58 offices across the country, the firm has both a national perspective and keen understanding of the nuances of regional business environments. Jackson Lewis represents employers before state and federal courts on a wide range of issues, including discrimination, wrongful discharge, retaliation, whistleblower, health, safety, wage,/hour, pension, and benefits. The firm’s attorneys negotiate collective bargaining before the NLRB, OSHA, and other federal and state agencies.

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Businesses Recycling Resources Free Webinar – Save Our Environment Recycle!

Posted on March 17, 2021 By

The Lakewood Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Webinar Free Recycling Resources for Your Business in collaboration with the Ocean County Dept of Solid Waste Management and sponsored by N.J. Natural Gas (NJNG) on Tuesday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

DEP Commissioner Catherine McCabe said, “Each of us can have a significant impact on the environment and the quality of life in New Jersey by simply by recycling every day. Recycling helps keep our communities clean, generates revenue and jobs, and lessens the amount of trash going to landfills.”

Tanara Hall and Sandra Blain-Snow, environmental professionals at the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management, will present such topics as Why recycle? — N.J. Statewide Mandatory Source Separation and Recycling Act, How Does Recycling Work? The Benefits of Recycling for Businesses, Recycling and Community, Common Mistakes from Customers and Business Owners, Recycling Signage, Free Resources, and Green Programs.

To register or for more information, go to https://www.mylakewoodchamber.com/events.

About the Speakers: Tanara Hall works at the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management as an environmental specialist. Her areas of expertise include environmental management, solid waste, education and outreach, sustainable communities, and zero waste. She is a member of the Ocean County Sustainability Hub and the Island Heights Environmental Committee.

Sandra Blain-Snow works for the Ocean County Department of Solid Waste Management where she helps implement the County’s Solid Waste Management Plan through public outreach and education on recycling and composting. A Master Composter volunteer since 2001, she has been the program’s instructor since 2006.

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April 14 Online Meeting of the N.J. Health Care Networking Group

Posted on March 17, 2021 By

Join N.J. Health Care Networking Group for the Wednesday, April 14 Zoom meeting from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. N.J. Health Care Networking Group is a free organization for anyone in the health care industry, including those who provide ancillary products and services. Bancroft NeuroRehab is in the V.I.P. member spotlight and is hosting the April meeting.

To register, email Lisa@PreferredCares.com and you will receive the Zoom code to join the April 14 meeting. For more information about N.J. Health Care Networking Group, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations for Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, Eatontown, the premier sponsor of N.J. Health Care Networking Group, at lisa@preferredcares.com. or visit www.njhcnet.com for the monthly location and member events. Meetings take place once a month.

About Bancroft NeuroRehab: For more than 30 years, Bancroft NeuroRehab, a New Jersey-based non-profit, has been working with patients to help them rebound, recover, and reconnect after experiencing a brain injury, stroke, and other neurological conditions. The team of clinicians, using the most comprehensive evidence-based therapies and treatment programs, allows people to make purposeful steps forward.
The aim of Bancroft NeuroRehab is to meet every individual where they are in the recovery process and help them and their families reclaim life. The focus is on comprehensive, individualized treatment plans that may include outpatient therapies, vocational services, residential rehabilitation, and day treatment program options. For more information, call 844-234-8387 or https://neurorehab.bancroft.org/contact-us/

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In Spite of the Pandemic, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services Is Moving Up!

Posted on March 17, 2021 By

Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Eatontown, with offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, has moved to Number 24 from Number 36 as a certified Great Place to Work according to Fortune Best Workplaces in Healthcare & Biopharma 2021.

According to the research, 92 percent of employees say PHHC is definitely a great place to work compared to 59 percent of employees at a typical U.S.-based company. More than 90 percent of employees cite some of the following reasons for their rave review: I am proud to tell others I work here; people here are given a lot of responsibility; people celebrate special events around here; I am treated as a full member here regardless of my position; and my work has special meaning: this is not “just a job.”

Trisha Paule, account manager at Great Place to Work, said, “I send my warmest congratulations for earning a spot on the Fortune Best Workplaces in Health Care & Biopharma 2021 List! If you haven’t already, I hope you and your team take the time to celebrate one another for this amazing achievement – especially after such a trying year!”

Jonathan Herman, COO of Preferred, said, “Preferred is always looking for qualified candidates. We especially seek employees who give back to their communities, and have volunteered at local charities, nonprofits, or other community-based organizations.”
For more information about Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at lisa@preferredcares.com or visit PreferredCares.com.

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1987, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry. Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home.

PHHC, named a 2021 Great Place to Work® and Fortune Best Workplaces in Healthcare & Biopharma 2021, offers industry-leading pay rates, weekly pay, flexible hours, benefits, and paid time off. PHHC has 16 locations. New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters in Eatontown and branches in Elmwood Park, Galloway, Jersey City, Mt. Laurel, Neptune, North Brunswick, Robbinsville, South Orange, and Toms River. Pennsylvania locations include Allentown, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Delaware location: Claymont. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com for more information.

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Lakewood Fire District No.1 Lists Safety Suggestions after Changing Clocks This Sunday

Posted on March 11, 2021 By

Lakewood Fire District No. 1 encourages everyone with smoke and CO detectors with removable batteries to change the batteries right after changing your clocks. “Change your clock, change your alarm batteries” is a bi-annual fire safety campaign promoting the importance of working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, which provide a vital early warning signal in the event of a fire or a carbon monoxide incident.
Below are some fascinating but sobering facts from the Lakewood Board of Fire Commissioners, Fire Chief Jonathan Yahr, Fire Prevention Coordinator Jacob Woolf, Fire Department Chaplain Rabbi Moshe Rotberg, and the members of the Lakewood Fire Department.

SMOKE DETECTORS
• Two out of three fire deaths occur in homes with nonfunctioning smoke alarms.
• In recent years, 70 percent of home fire deaths resulted from home fires with inoperable or no smoke alarms.
• In reported home fires with inoperable alarms, 50 percent had missing, disconnected, or dead batteries.
• On average, you and your family have less than two minutes to escape from the time the first smoke alarm sounds.

CARBON MONOXIDE DETECTORS
• Known as the invisible killer, CO is colorless and odorless.
• CO affects adults and children differently. If your detector goes off, check on your children and/or the elderly.
• There are numerous potential CO sources, not just your stove or oven.
• CO sources include kitchen range or vent, water heater pipes, furnace, dryer, heaters, attached garage, and neighboring apartments.
• Standard smoke alarms do not detect carbon monoxide.
• 35 million people are still at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning. Are you one of them?

Working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms save lives by quickly giving you and your loved ones an early warning signal that something is wrong. Fire spreads fast but carbon monoxide is a silent killer. Working alarms are the most critical component of your escape plan.
• Be sure to have the right type of alarm. Alarms must be approved by Underwriters Laboratories (look for a UL mark) and have an audible end-of-life warning. All new and replacement smoke alarms should have a sealed 10-year battery that is non-replaceable and non-removable.
• Have both a smoke alarm and a CO alarm (or a combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarm). One type of alarm is not a substitute for the other.
• If your alarm still uses removable batteries, be sure to change them twice a year. A great reminder is changing batteries on days clocks are changed for daylight saving time. Replace these alarms with ones that contain sealed 10-year batteries as soon as possible.

ALARM INSTALLATION
• Install alarms where you sleep and on every level of your home, including basements.
• Locate alarms on the ceiling, preferably near the center of the room, but not less than four inches from a wall. If the alarm must be installed on a wall, it should be placed between four and 12 inches from the ceiling.
• Consider installing interconnected alarms so that when one alarm sounds, they all sound.
• Special alarms should be installed for those who are hard of hearing or deaf. Strobe lights and bed shakers are available.
• The following locations can either create a false alarm or avoid your detector from properly identifying the CO levels in your home: in close proximity to any fuel-burning appliance; in excessively humid areas such as your bathroom; in direct sunlight; near any sources of blowing air such as a fan, vent, or open window.

ALARM MAINTENANCE
• Test your alarms regularly by pressing the test button.
• Replace alarms every 10 years or when the alarm signals that it has reached the end of life and needs to be replaced.
• Keep alarms clean by regularly dusting or vacuuming.

WHEN AN ALARM SOUNDS
• If a CO alarm sounds, you and your family should get out immediately and call 911.
• If a smoke alarm sounds, be sure to execute your escape plan.
• If an alarm is set off accidentally, quiet the alarm by pushing the hush or reset button. Open windows and turn on vent fans to clear the air.
• Accidental alarms often are triggered by bathroom steam or cooking vapors. Consider relocating alarms that often sound by accident.

Calling on Shabbos and Yom Tov – Fire Department Chaplain Rabbi Moshe Rotberg says:
• Even when in doubt, if there is a chance of danger, one should call the appropriate authorities.
• One should not hesitate to call the Fire Department immediately. What may appear to the uneducated to be “nothing” may, in fact, be deadly.
• A safer choice for Yom Tov cooking is an electrical burner, which can be placed on the stove itself and be utilized with a timer.

For more information or questions, contact Yehuda Beer, Fire District Administrator at 732-364-5151.

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Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services Offering Training Classes for Certified Home Health Aides

Posted on March 9, 2021 By

Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Eatontown, with offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, is offering Certified Home Health Aide Training Classes, April 12 through April 30.

Classes are scheduled to meet via Zoom on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Participants must also attend in-person clinical labs on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. in either Galloway at 323 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Building 700, Suite 722 or in Neptune at 3529 Route 33.

Register at 800-603-2273 or PreferredCares.com. For more information about Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, career opportunities or training programs, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at lisa@preferredcares.com or visit PreferredCares.com

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1987, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry. Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home.

PHHC, named a 2021 Great Place to Work®, offers industry-leading pay rates, weekly pay, flexible hours, benefits, and paid time off. PHHC has 16 locations. New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters in Eatontown and branches in Elmwood Park, Galloway, Jersey City, Mt. Laurel, Neptune, North Brunswick, Robbinsville, South Orange, and Toms River. Pennsylvania locations include Allentown, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. Delaware location: Claymont. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com for more information.

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Preferred Home Health Care Announces Winner of Its Student Nursing Scholarship

Posted on March 3, 2021 By

Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), Eatontown, with offices in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware, has announced the winner of its Student Nursing Scholarship, a $500 award given twice a year for current student nurses living or going to school in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, or Delaware.

The winner is Alisa Adebamowo, from Orange, New Jersey, a first-year nursing student seeking to become an RN. She is currently earning an A.A. degree in applied science at Eastern International College, Belleville Campus, 251Washington Avenue, Belleville, N.J. 07109.

Jonathan Herman, COO of Preferred, said, “We are so proud to continue offering student nursing scholarships at Preferred. The world has come to recognize the importance of nursing, especially during our current health care crisis, and we are proud to help our future nurses.”

Applicants at any educational level, such as first-year, LPN, or RN programs, among others, can apply online at PreferredCares.com/careers/scholarship.

For more information about Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services, career opportunities or training programs, contact Lisa Gallicchio, director of community relations, at lisa@preferredcares.com or visit PreferredCares.com

About Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services: Since 1987, Preferred Home Health Care & Nursing Services (PHHC), 45 Main Street, Eatontown, N.J., has provided a wide range of medical and non-medical home health care services from pediatric to geriatric care in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. PHHC is accredited by CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner), an accrediting organization for the home health care industry. Preferred works collaboratively with physicians, hospitals, nursing homes, and facilities to ensure a smooth transition to one’s home.

PHHC, named a 2021 Great Place to Work®, offers industry-leading pay rates, weekly pay, flexible hours, benefits, and paid time off. PHHC has 15 locations. New Jersey locations include corporate headquarters in Eatontown and branches in Elmwood Park, Galloway, Jersey City, Mt. Laurel, Neptune, North Brunswick, Robbinsville, South Orange, and Toms River. Pennsylvania locations include Allentown, Bala Cynwyd, Bensalem, and Pittsburgh. Delaware location: Claymont. Visit Preferred at PreferredCares.com for more information.

Photos Courtesy of Preferred:
#1 Scholarship Winner Alisa Adebamowo with Her Grandfather Bishop Adolphus V. Clinton, West Orange, N.J.
#2 Gidget Gonzalez, PHHC HR Manager, South Orange Office, w. Scholarship Winner Alisa Adebamowo, and Her Grandfather Bishop Adolphus V. Clinton, West Orange, N.J.

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